Saturday, July 21, 2012

Free Family Group Records - For all Religions

Finally here!! Printable Family Group Records. Here is a list of all the forms that will be online in the next 2 weeks:
  1. Family Group Record (parents and 1-3 children) Print only.  Use this form if you have 1 child or more, (up to 3 children). Available Now for Printing!! Click here to print
  2. Family Group Record (parents and 4-9 children) Print only. Use this form if you have 4 children or more, (up to 9 children) Available soon.
  3. Family Group Record (parents and 10-15 children) Print only.  Use this form if you have 10 children or more, (up to 15 children) Available soon.
You might be asking yourself "who has 10-15 children?" Well, probably not too many of us, but many of our ancestors did. So, you now have a record for them.
Print your Family Group Record by clicking here or click the image below.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free Pedigree Charts {Type, Print and Frame in 30 min}

Don't you think everyone needs a framed pedigree chart displayed somewhere in their home? Well, you're in luck, because I have completed 3 different designs for the 4 generation "Type & Print" pedigree charts, which allow you to:
  • Type, Print & Frame (8x10) in 30 minutes or less
  • Print, Write & Frame (8x10)   in 30 minutes or less
Pedigree Chart Tips:
  • For female, always use the maiden name, (First, Middle, Maiden). Never use married name on a pedigree chart.
  • Father's name always goes on the top, ascending to the right. 
  • Mother's name always goes on the bottom, descending to the right.
Now let's get started! 5 Easy Steps:
  1. Click: on your favorite pedigree chart below to download your pdf "Type & Print" pedigree    chart. (Make sure you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer).
  2. Type: your Genealogy! Hit "Tab" to go to the next field. Note : "you cannot save data typed into this form. Please print your completed form, if you want a copy for your records". (Have your Genealogy & Family History close by to refer to as you type.)
  3. Print: on 8.5 x 11 paper or scrapbook paper. Here are a few paper examples that I bought at Hobby Lobby (.40 a piece)
  4. Cut: The 8x10 border on your printed 8.5 x 11 
  5. Frame! In 30 minutes or less, you can have a beautiful framed pedigree chart!!
  Step 1: Pick your favorite pedigree chart by clicking on
1 of the 3 pedigree charts below to download:

Pedigree Chart #1: Click the pedigree chart image that you wish to download. Click on the "download" button in the upper right corner. Once downloaded and opened Allow up to 10 seconds for the the cursor to become active for the "type and print".
Pedigree Chart #2: Click image to download pdf "type and print" form
Pedigree Chart #3: Click image to download pdf "type and print" form

Step 2 Type:
 Click your cursor on your pedigree chart, start typing and hit 
"Tab" to move to the next field.

Step 3 Print:
 on 8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper. Here are a few paper examples:

Step 4 Cut
he 8x10 border on your printed 8.5 x 11 

Step 5 Frame! 
You now have a beautiful framed pedigree chart!! Isn't it adorable!!

I used a cute pink paper at first and decided to reprint and use plain white printer paper. I think the white with the cream frame was  the better choice. 

My 6 year old now has this pedigree displayed in her bedroom.

Total Time spent on project: 29 minutes.

Click here to Leave a comment and share how your pedigree chart turned out.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Free Family History 20 Fun Questions to ask today! {Type & Print in 5 min}

These 20 Fun Facts will be the perfect start or addition to your life story. With these "type and print" easy forms, you can preserve in minutes! Below is my completed form that took me less than 5 minutes to type; see my form below as an example.

Let's Get Started!!
  • Just click on the blank form below to download your 20 Fun Facts pdf form, (wait up to 10 seconds for the cursor to become active before typing)
  • Add a square picture after you print.
  • put it in a fun folder as a gift and keep a copy for your records.
Click the image below to "type & print" or print and write. (8.5 x 11)

1. When were you born? (day, month, year) 2. What did you love most about your hometown? 3. What were some nicknames you had growing up? 4. What is your favorite way to relax? 5. If you could have any super power, what would it be? 6. Something about you no one would know? 7. What really scares you? 8. One place you would love to travel to? 9. If you could be any person for one day, who would it be? 10. What’s the best book you've ever read?  11. One thing you still want to learn to do? 12. The craziest thing you’ve ever eaten? 13. What famous person did you have a crush on? 14. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done? 15. What is your favorite car? 16. What would you do to change the world? 17. What is something you are proud of? 18. What was the strangest job you ever had? 19. What do you love most about yourself?  20. What would your last words be?
After I printed it, I put my form in a cute folder ($1.99 from Office Depot) along with my husband's form and my children's forms, plus our family pedigree chart to give to grandma for her birthday next month. Pretty sweet present for only $2, huh?

Total cost of Project: $2
Total Time: 5 min
Where was I born? Let's see if you get it right.

Leave a comment to guess.

Free Photo Editing Software --> Photoscape

For those of you who don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on the latest version of Photoshop, there is another option; PHOTOSCAPE. A free photo editing software that's easy to use while still giving you many photo editing capabilities. Here's a snapshot of all the options you will have with Photoscape.
As a designer, I use Adobe Photoshop CS5, but I wanted to see how this free software compared, so I downloaded Photoscape and gave it a try myself and found an incredible program that was super simple to use, and yeah, you can't beat FREE :) Give it a try! Download Photoscape here >> and tell me what you think. Photo Editing Software sure comes in handy when your piecing together your Family History.
- Sarah

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE!

To the US Soldiers who fought for our freedom; the American people live in peace because of YOU! My hope is that we will always be grateful and give thanks to God for preserving this choice country, and that we will never forget that we are One Nation Under GOD!! Happy 4th!!